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Obatzda (Bavarian Cheese and Beer Spread)

Obatzda (Bavarian Cheese and Beer Dip)

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Obatzda, a Bavarian Cheese and Beer Spread! Soft, ripe cheese is paired with butter and spices for a flavorful accompaniment to pretzels and bread.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine German
Keyword appetizer, Bavaria, Bavarian, beer, cheese, German, Germany, obatzda
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 Cups


  • 4 ounces (113 grams) Brie cheese room temperature
  • 4 ounces (113 grams) Camembert cheese room temperature
  • 4 ounces (113 grams) cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 ounces (57 grams) unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 medium onion finely diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika sweet, spicy, or a mixture
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) German beer


  • Caraway seeds
  • Chopped chives
  • Thinly sliced radish
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Lettuce


  • In a large bowl or food processor, combine the Brie, Camembert, cream cheese, and butter.
  • Mix together or process until well combined. Stir or blend in the onion, paprika, caraway, salt, pepper, and beer.
  • Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least an hour. Serve sprinkled with caraway seeds and chives and alongside sliced radish, red onion, and lettuce.